from a thread floating around here
Mar 22, 2008 4:24pm
REPOST OF ARTICLE ORIGINALLY POSTED WAY BACK WHEN on RMGD
This thread pops up here every few months. Therefore, as a time saver, I will summarize the usual course of the 'Best Sugaree' Thread.
-- guy below forgot to mention Anchorage June 21, 1980 -- dh-monte -- oh yeah, I am addicted to Sugaree.
1.) Within 24 hours of beginning the 'Best Sugaree' thread, at least three people (including Seth Jackson) will nominate 5/28/77.
2.) I will point out that, while it is the longest (about 19 minutes), the 17 minute 10/16/77 version is better.
3.) Someone will say we're all wrong and nominate 5/5/77.
4.) Someone else will accuse us all of being antiBrent and nominate 10/17/83.
5.) A pro/con Brent thread will branch off.
6.) 5/28/77 will get two more votes.
7.) Suggestions from knowledgable people will be made for 3/18/77, 5/19/77, 6/8/77, 12/1/79, and 12/28/79.
8.) Someone who has never heard a 1977 version will nominate a version from 1994. Nevermind that Garcia thought for the night that the second verse began with "Ran into the devil..."
9.) Someone, only having heard on tape one show from 1977, will nominate 4/27/77.
10.) Someone will nominate a version from 1973. Nevermind that all pre 1975 versions are virtually indistinguishable from one another.
11.) The pro/con Brent thread becomes a major flame war.
12.) A libertarian will pea in a cup.
13.) Someone will ask if anyone has ever heard 5/28/77.
14.) The pro/con Brent thread is busted in L.A.
15.) Someone asks if Phish ever played Sugaree.
16.) Another flame war begins.
17.) 5/28/77 is suggested for DPXII
18.) Dick gets busted in L.A.
19.) Someone asks 'What's your favorite Row Jimmy?".
1973 Sugaree? hmmm -- how about RFK Stadium, Wash DC -- June 9, 1973?
RFK Stadium, Wash DC, June 9 and 10, 1973
Here's a tasty combination Sugaree plus Mexicali Blues "nugget" for you FOB lovers
New AUD Release -- from my June 9 tapes -- FOB on steroids!
*** FOB - is sweet spot, ground-zero - single-point stereo mic, hand-held on mic-stand shaft by Monte ***
MR cassette > Nakamichi 550 > Lexicon Alpha > Samplitude > CD-Tag > Flac-16
flac file here
-- for those of you who may not know
I hope you enjoy my tapes. This wknd was the 1st time I ever taped. Sat, June 9 was my 1st time. I must confess. With somewhere bet 60,000 and 100,000 music-lovers at these 2 shows with the Allman Bros and the Grateful Dead, I was totally chicken-shit to get out of my comfy stadium seating with my taping gear. Never mind I was violating probation from some bs mary-jane poss charges, and "leaving my home state w/o their permission." It was muggy, hot, easily 100 degrees on Saturday.
My friend Jay D'elia came over and gently pulled on my arm, prompting me to get up from my seat. He guided me along, leading me by my arm, as he parted the infield crowd of dead-heads just like Moses did in the biblical story. Once we found our FOB sweet spot, I was good-to-go from there. All I can tell you is, this weekend was all about THE SOUND SYSTEM. Everything came together for all of us. The vibes were just right. The boys and the sound crew made history. The sound fidelity here was the Grateful Dead and sound crew's equivalent of landing on the Moon. Show me a sweeter sound than this unique AUD. I'm still looking myself.
This AUD recording epitomizes the very best of the Grateful Dead "live sound" for the time. The Wall of Sound is nailed by the sound crew and the Dead for this show. Set within an outdoor Stadium, this close-up infield FOB spatially captures sound from the two Aux PA towers on the infield, behind the taper. The sound delay from the Wall of Sound to the Aux PA towers adds a touch of ear candy as it rolls around the stadium. This was by far the best sound fidelity experience I ever heard come out of a PA System, period. It was a sensational orgy of sound. GD played 8 hours on Sunday.
HEADS-UP on this gd73-06-10 show!!
-- just announced by Steve Swartz over at bt-etree dot org -- "We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you an astonishing source of one of the most popular dead shows of all time, created by perhaps the best person currently building mtx sources. Need I say more?" *** Charlie Miller
It's funny how "it's making its way through the system" that Diana Hamilton just cited here. Steve Swartz and Arbuthnot both told me "that's the way it works around here. Eventually, Matt Vernon will get his hands on it, and it will arrive here as a new item on the LMA."
Here's the bit torrent for the New Charlie Miller gd73-06-10
-- this torrent is a Matrix blockbuster -- my sweet AUD is bundled in this one! --
-- if anyone missed my posts here recently --
Here's my AUD gd73-06-10 d/l on Media Fire